Jordan Hunt '12
Transfer student. Math major. Softball standout. Jordan Hunt '12 is all this—and
The Mahopac, New York native loves a challenge. Just ask her why she is a
"I chose to major in math because there's no better feeling than working on homework
and studying for hours upon hours and seeing it all pay off on an exam," says Hunt.
"I often find myself looking at old exams, impressed by what I have learned. I also
think a major in mathematics lends itself well to many different career tracks."
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Hunt says her first days at Randolph-Macon College were tinged with a bit of homesickness,
but things smoothed out quickly.
“I transferred to R-MC because I
wanted to experience something new,” she says. "Every person I talked to when I
toured the campus was so enthusiastic and
encouraging. My first few months were a little tough for me; it was hard adjusting
to life in the South after living in New York all my life. But the people here—especially
my fellow softball players—helped with my transition tremendously." Hunt has been
a member of the softball team
for three years.
"I love every second of it," she says. "The women on the team have become my very
best friends. The Athletics Department recently appointed me one of the team mentors,
and I am so honored." Hunt has made the ODAC All-Academic Team and R-MC's Dean's
List for three years; in addition, she received the Douglas W. Foard
Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Award and is a member of
Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honorary mathematics society. Her hard work
is clearly paying off.
"In 2012 I will be student teaching, working toward possibly becoming a math teacher,"
says Hunt, who is minoring in education.
She's also exploring other career options. Hunt recently got her foot in the door
in the corporate world when she interviewed with a financial services firm in New
York City. She plans to send out more résumés, but no matter where she lands, she
will keep R-MC close to her heart.
"If I do end up working in New York City it will be hard to stay away from the Center
of the Universe," she says. "I have made amazing friends here and I will miss them
very much. I know I will be back. This school is remarkable."